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Re: window titles

From: <robsobkoviak@discoverfinancial.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:01:34 -0600
To: "Devon Y." <vehementpetal@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF12A08691.292FC092-ON86256CAF.005790A6@NOVUSSERVICES.COM>

The title of a page is meta information, outside of the presentation in a
page.  CSS is used within the presentation of the page and for presentation
of the page.

Specifying the text in a page tag or meta tag is a function of script,
specifically in this case some kind of server-side script like:

<title><%= myTitleVar %></title>

If you are using ASP, JSP, CFML, PHP, etc. you can accomplish this.


Robert Sobkoviak
Representing the IWA/HWG
E-Mail:     RobSobkoviak@DiscoverFinancial.com

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                    "Devon Y."                                                                                          
                    <vehementpetal@ho        To:     www-style@w3.org                                                   
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I apologize in advance if there's already something like this somewhere,
I haven't found it yet so I assume an equivalent does not exist.

I've long wished CSS could give us authors a way to define what text goes
into the window title of a browser (or other viewing device). XML+CSS
documents always strike me as unprofessional or unfinished,  because of no
window title. I envision something like..

foo { window-title: attr();}
foo { display: window-title;}

Value options for a 'window-title' property could include strings, uri's,
even the word 'yes' (to indicate the element's contents would be the window


Just a brainstorm you might be interested in.


PS. please CC me any reply, since I'm not subscribed to this list.

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